APRIL 8, 2014
Colin Higgins, student sustainability leader, wins Udall scholarship
University of Wisconsin–Madison junior Colin Higgins has been selected as a 2014 Udall Scholar.
APRIL 8, 2014
Early agriculture drove global climate change, research shows
The industrial revolution is often hailed as the trigger of human-caused climate change. However, preindustrial people may have influenced the global temperature about as much as their fossil-fuel burning successors.
APRIL 1, 2014
Treves receives Fulbright Award to study predator conservation
Adrian Treves, an associate professor in the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies, has been awarded a Fulbright Scholar grant for research at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences during the 2014-15 academic year, the U.S. Department of State and J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board have announced.
APRIL 1, 2014
Competition seeks interdisciplinary solutions to climate change
A new competition to spark innovative solutions related to climate change and its impacts is kicking off this Friday at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
MARCH 27, 2014
Lass in class: Exploring Amsterdam, on two wheels
In the couple of months that I have been in Europe, I’ve done the most wondrous things. I’ve sled down the Snowy Alps, I’ve kissed the Blarney Stone; I have even witnessed the changing of the guards at Buckingham Palace. Yet of all the places that I have been thus far, I can quickly say that my favorite city was the beautiful Amsterdam. Amsterdam is known for many things worldwide, but what I was not expecting was the tulip market, the beauty of the red brick canals, the actual length of waiting time to visit Anne Frank’s house, and most especially: the way people traveled.
MARCH 26, 2014
Monica White: Ensuring greater inclusion in our food system
Monica White arrived at UW–Madison in 2012 as a professor of environmental justice, with a joint appointment between the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences and the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies.
MARCH 24, 2014
Researchers assess effect of hydrology on childhood gastrointestinal illness
A diverse team of researchers from UW-Madison and around the state explored the correlation between childhood gastrointestinal illnesses and the types of drinking water sources in Wisconsin.
MARCH 14, 2014
More extreme Arctic cyclones a symptom of climate change, new research suggests
Steve Vavrus was watching intently as an unusually large cyclone formed over the Arctic Ocean in August 2012.
MARCH 13, 2014
Designing cities of the future
The Office of Sustainability and Nelson Institute of Environmental Studies are re-envisioning the cities of the future in a proposal being developed for the National Science Foundation’s Sustainability Research Network program.
MARCH 11, 2014
Tribal Youth Media Project yields movies that matter
The Bad River Ojibwe have a test called seven generations. When tribal elders need to make an important decision, they ask what that decision will do to their people seven generations down the road.